George W. Bush to attend Trump’s inauguration
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Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month. 
 
In a statement Tuesday, Bush's office said the couple is “pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power — a hallmark of American democracy — and swearing-in of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE and Vice President Pence.”
 
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The decision makes Bush the second living president planning to attend Trump's inauguration ceremony. Former President Jimmy Carter said last year that he would attend.
 
Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, is not expected to be at the ceremony. His spokesman cited his age in a statement to Politico last month about the president's decision.
 
 
President Obama is expected, as is customary, to attend inauguration events at the Capitol before departing.